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Rizzoli, Nov 1, 2005 - Art - 286 pages
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Barely thirty years old, Ryan McGinness has already achieved a lifetime's worth of personal and critical success. A graphic designer known for his signature blend of psychedelic abstract with product-oriented representation, McGinness uses a hypnotic personal iconography of symbols and images, which are recontextualized in media as diverse as soccer balls and agnes b. dress shirts.
This volume features a wide range of McGinness's art and design, including works on paper, drawings, installations, and sketchbook selections. With boundless creativity and graphic agility, McGinness has succeeded in bridging a significant gap in contemporary design: His work is original; yet it is equally at home on gallery walls as it is on the mass-produced. Ryan McGinness shows how, by extending the limitations of graphic design, he has created an aesthetic that is palpably relevant, instantly recognizable, and unquestionably his own.
..."Ryan has elevated graphic design to an art form." ― Jalouse
"A slick and inventive designer"
― The New York Times
"Ryan McGinness is an original"
― ArtNews
..."McGinness's style works equally well for corporate clients and the most exactingly attuned and self-policed hipsters..."
― BlackBook

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About the author (2005)

Ryan McGinness is an international artist who works in a wide variety of mediums. He has been the subject of major exhibitions in galleries and museums around the world, and his work is in the permanent collection of many major institutions. His first book, flatnessisgod was published in 1999 to much critical acclaim. McGinness lives and works in Manhattan, and is represented by Deitch Projects.

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